TeleTruth: The Alliance for Customers' Telecommunications Rights
|PRESS RELEASE: TeleTruth Announced|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 29th, 2002
TELETRUTH:A NEW NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CUSTOMERS' TELECOM AND BROADBAND RIGHTS IS FORMED.
New York --- TeleTruth, a new national, independent, customer alliance focusing telecommunications and broadband service issues, was launched today by a pro-customers alliance of 25 companies and independent industry observers. The organization was created to defend the public's interests, educate and inform customers on how to combat monopoly control, promote competitive fairness and innovation within the industry and accelerate the deployment of advanced networks and services.
"The year 2002 is a critical time for all phone and broadband customers.
Prices for local services are going up, customer service is getting worse,
and the promise of high-speed DSL has not been kept. Customers are wondering
why they are paying all these indecipherable charges on their phonebills,
and why they don't have the choices in competitive local phone services
they were promised years ago. The American customer knows something is
wrong and that no one is speaking out for them in fixing these problems.
It is time for a change," said Bruce Kushnick, Chairman of TeleTruth
and Executive Director of New Networks Institute
The goals of TeleTruth are:
"Right now the cards are stacked against the phone and broadband customer. From phonebills that hid serious overcharging, to Bell monopoly profits that are no longer "fair and reasonable", the customer today has few protections and safeguards from monopolies taking advantage" states Tom Allibone, Director of TeleTruth's Auditing Division and president of LTC Consulting.
TeleTruth is totally independent of any company, association, political party or lobbying group, and is funded through memberships, donations and phonebill auditing refunds.
For our FAQ, see http://www.teletruth.org/About/FAQ.html.
For more information, contact Bruce Kushnick at: 212-777-5418, Joe Plotkin
at 212-982-9800, Tom Allibone at 609-397-5799, or Robert Garnet at 201-239-0725.
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